Sunday, July 1, 2007
Where the buffalo roam . . .
I'm Lizzy Scholnick, part of the New York group that came on Exposures 2007 this summer. Today we got up at usual time and hung out. Then we got in our vans and started heading out for the day. Me and the new friends I have made while being here, were talking about something called buffalo kissing and that it was something we were going to do today. We finally got there, we got in the back of a Lakota man's pick up truck, which was interesting seeing that we almost fell off, nothing dangerous just having fun, being adventurous but wanting to have seat belts. We finally reached the buffalo, they were huge, bigger then i thought they were. But, then again i don't really spend my time looking at buffalo pictures. I took one of food pieces and i put it in my mouth, i was a little resistant due to the fact that i rather not have buffalo saliva all over my face. I saw Eric do it first a staff member, and he survived so i thought ahhh, why not! It licked my face but then it didn't stop which frightened me a little bit, but then again when do you have the chance for a buffalo to eat out of your mouth? never. after that little escapade we drove were their were even more buffalo awaiting us with their hungry tongues awaiting us. i immediately got on top of the pick up truck and watched everyone go through what happened to me. After that, we were driving back and then my childhood came across me like i was in the Lion King movie, a whole stampede of buffalos and their babies were running towards the pick up truck at full speed. it was actually quite amazing not scary at all. All they wanted was more food, so we kept throwing it at them. It was something i can go back and tell my friends and actually be excited and happy that i did it. Before all this i wasn't feeling so well, i was on my moon. ( you can look that up) but i was in pain and didn't think i could go on with the daily activity that awaited me. but i took some medicine and pushed my self out of bed because i knew i would of regreted it. and everything i have written was a true experience.